Section 34-41-18

Illegal acts.

(a) It is unlawful for any person except a licensed professional geologist or a subordinate under his or her direction, as defined in Section 34-41-7(b)(6); a geologist explicitly exempt from licensing pursuant to Section 34-41-7; and those persons explicitly exempt under Section 34-41-8(b)(1) to prepare any geologic plans, reports, or documents which relate to the public welfare or safeguarding of life, health, property, or the environment.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to publicly practice, offer or attempt to publicly practice geology, use in connection with his or her name or otherwise assume, or advertise any title or description tending to convey the impression that he or she is a licensed professional geologist, unless that person has been duly licensed.

(c) One year after the initial board calls for applications, it shall be unlawful for anyone other than a professional geologist licensed under this chapter to stamp or seal any plans, plats, reports, or other documents with the seal or stamp of a licensed professional geologist, use in any manner the seal or stamp of a licensed professional geologist, or use in any manner the title "licensed professional geologist" unless that person is licensed hereunder or temporarily approved for geologic work as specified under Section 34-41-14.

(d) It is unlawful for any person to affix his or her signature to or to stamp or seal any plans, plats, reports, or other documents as defined by the rules of the board after the license of the person named thereon has expired or has been suspended or revoked.

(Acts 1995, No. 95-399, p. 820, §18.)